Making sure your children eat properly, get enough rest and ensure they have enough energy to learn and play can be challenging at the best of times but it is important to ensure your kids health and wellbeing is the best it can be to cope with today’s busy lifestyles. It is quite challenging to focus on every aspect of your child’s health and well being on a daily basis.
There are some great ways to influence your child’s health and well being however.
It is a great idea to offer your children lots of different choices when it comes to food. Let them try all different types of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and other foods even if they don’t eat one thing completely, let them have a little try of everything to tantalise their tastebuds and experiment with taste.
Create lots of opportunities on a daily basis to be active outside and stay away from the TV and Computer as much as possible. Limit the television and computer activities to just a small time set aside in the afternoon and encourage outdoor adventures. This is good for mum and dad too!
Encourage a good bedtime routine that ensures quality sleep and rest. Follow the same ritual every night. For example, bath time, story time and bedtime.
Encourage your children to be positive from a young age and build their self esteem to form a positive body image. When you set up lifestyle habits that support health and well being from an early age, you are giving your kids a great start to life!